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Cincinnati man indicted on multiple felonies in fatal Liberty Twp. shooting

Tyree Jeffery Cross
Tyree Jeffery Cross

A Cincinnati man has been indicted on multiple charges, including murder, in connection with a fatal shooting in Liberty Twp. last month.

Tyree Jeffery Cross, 25, was originally charged with complicity to murder, complicity to aggravated robbery and unlawful sexual conduct with a minor. On Monday, a Butler County grand jury indicted Cross for felonious assault, aggravated robbery, grand theft of a motor vehicle, having weapons under disability and unlawful sexual conduct with a minor in addition to the murder charge.

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Cross is one of three charged in the June 9 shooting death of Riah Milton, who was killed in what investigators say was an apparent robbery that went bad. He was arraigned Tuesday in Butler County Common Pleas Court where Judge Charles Pater set bond at $1 million.

Kaleb Marshall Tooson, 18, of Liberty Twp. was charged with murder, felonious assault and aggravated robbery for the death of Milton. He is being held in the Butler County Jail in lieu of $1 million bond awaiting trial.

The incident happened at about 5:23 a.m. when a group met at Liberty Park in what investigators say was a plan for a vehicle theft. Detectives say Milton was “lured” to the location to be robbed. A fight ensued, and Milton was shot and killed on a nearby street, officials said.

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Milton, 25, of Cincinnati, was found dead in the 6000 block of Spruce Creek Drive. The suspects drove away in Milton’s purple Camaro that was later ditched in West Chester Twp.

A 14-year-old girl, who is a Lakota East student, was arrested on charges of complicity to aggravated robbery, complicity to murder and tampering with evidence. She entered a true plea to the tampering with evidence charge last week in Butler County Juvenile Court, and the other charges were withdrawn. She is scheduled to be sentenced later this month.